Has it really been since Christmas since I posted anything to this blog? Hoo-boy...
Well, it's been an interesting week. Jessi and I both really pigged out over the Christmas weekend... especially the 26th, when we got some real pizza -- three of them, actually, and finished them all off that same day. Well, okay, I ate quite a bit more than Jessi did, I fear... which could explain why I gained more than Jessi did this week.
Work was... different. We had two people out this week, as I probably mentioned before, and I came in at 9 am all week (my usual scheduled start time is 11, but I tend to get in anywhere from 10am to 10:45am most mornings anyway), and still didn't manage to get a full work week in (not too much short, though).
The co-worker whose husband is sick with leukemia came in on Thursday for a short visit... I really feel for her, and definitely understand what she must be going through, having gone through something similar with Barbara (I just hope it ends much better for her and her husband). I suspect that, at least on a subconscious level, I must've relived a few bad memories as a result of all this... and that led to last weekend's overeating. I'm back on track now, though.
Wednesday night, my parents stopped by for a short visit... my brother Karl (who lives with his family in New York) drew Jessi's name for Christmas, and it was Wednesday that the package he sent arrived at my parents' house, and they were nice enough to drive it down. I treated them to a bowl of homemade chili for their trouble.
This weekend, so far, has been fairly uneventful for the most part. Friday, I finally got started on the latest transcription work for the He-Man DVD's (it's a short tape... only about 2 1/2 hours of interviews, and I'm more than halfway through them now). Jessi hasn't been feeling well the past few days, and after Weight Watchers, she did not want to go for our usual walk with the dogs.
Oh, heck, I'm way out of order here with catching both of you regular readers up... Wednesday, Jaeger came to stay with us until Sunday -- you'll recall we watched him for five days a week or two or three back. Jessi was concerned when she planned to take the dogs for a walk that Jaeger wouldn't come for her, and didn't want to risk losing him at the walk, so she only took Krypto and KO with her then.
This morning, after breakfast, the dogs indicated they really, REALLY, needed a walk... so I took them. All three of them. By myself, since Jessi was sick. Our timing was good, however... we arrived at the park just as one of our meet-up owners arrived with his boxer, Hunter. The dogs got a good walk in, and then we headed home so I could get back to work on the transcription job.
During breaks from that, I did a bit of cleaning up, and also did some baking -- after all, it is Krypto's birthday today! He's one year old as I write this! We didn't have everything we needed for the regular birthday cake recipe for dogs, so I did some substitutions here and there, and created something new... and made a cake as well as mini-muffins. The dogs love 'em, so I must've done something right!
We're not doing anything special for New Year's Eve here... unless you count watching the Law & Order: Criminal Intent marathon on USA (which is, I'll admit, pretty special in and of itself, as we love that show)... nor are we doing anything else special today for Krypto's birthday. Tomorrow, however, is the scheduled boxer meet-up, and I'll bring that cake with me to that in case anyone shows up (Paul and Brigit, Claude the white boxer's owners, are out of town this week, and I know Hunter's owner is also out of town tomorrow, so there's a chance nobody will show at all except me -- plus, we changed the time of the meetups a month or so back to 9 am instead of 2 pm -- due to planning conflicts happening all the time -- and those who aren't part of the meet-up mailing list probably won't know about it. I plan to make a second appearance at 2 in case anyone shows up then).
We may have a few more Law & Order eps to watch tomorrow -- our new Digital Video Recorder will no doubt record eps we didn't get to see today, after all.
In other news... well, I can't think of any other news right now! I still hope to do that Iron Man review based on Essential Iron Man soon, and still have some eBay auctions left (not many JLU figures left to sell, there's one bid on the Thunder Agents portfolio, and nothing on the others or the TPBs... oh, and there's some cloisonne pins of Popeye, Thor and the Human Torch up for grabs, too), which I'm hoping a few more Buy It Now's will happen to help bolster my minimal available funds, so that I can do supplmental grocery shopping (why did I have to be so generous with last-minute Christmas shopping?).
Also, if you're looking for a "Year in Review" piece from me here... you won't find it. Maybe I'll do one next year, but for now, there are many others who are probably posting much better ones than I could manage right now!
Happy New Year!
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